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health and wellness technician

REQUEST PROGRAM INFORMATION

    Program Number: 31-546-1
    School Year: 2017-2018
    Technical Diploma (1 year)
    Campus: West Bend

    Program Description

    The Health and Wellness Technician program prepares students for a career as a technician in a fitness facility, healthcare organization, insurance company, health risk assessment company, or holistic healthcare setting. The program focuses on wellness concepts, nutrition, human anatomy, theory/practice of fitness, customer service and healthcare technology systems. Upon completion of the technical diploma, students can become certified as an ACE Personal Trainer, ACE Group Fitness Instructor and/or become Wisconsin state certified in the chiropractic health setting in therapies and radiography. The courses in this technical diploma transfer into the Health and Wellness associate of applied science degree.

    Statewide Median Salary for Recent Graduates

    • $33,592

    Approximate Costs

    • $132.20 per credit (resident)
    • $198.30 per credit (out-of-state resident)
    • Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.
    • Please refer to the MPTC Student Handbook for additional enrollment fee information.

    Program Outcomes

    • Learn how to create a culture of wellness within an organization.
    • Employ holistic wellness strategies to implement behavior modification and lifestyle change in clients.
    • Explain the causes of chronic disease and how to prevent and manage chronic disease through lifestyle and behavior modification.
    • Assist in patient education and office operations.
    • Lead and evaluate personal and group fitness and strength training exercise sessions. (Fitness emphasis)
    • Administer therapeutic modalities and radiographic imaging. (Chiropractic emphasis)

    Career Opportunities

    • Fitness Trainer
    • Personal Trainer
    • Physical Therapy Aide
    • Chiropractic Technician

    Admission Process

    • Submit the college admission application.   
    • Submit the $30 one-time fee.   
    • Submit high school and other official college transcripts.   
    • Take the college assessment test (ACCUPLACER, ACT or other). The ACCUPLACER assessment can be taken at MPTC.   
    • Attend a program orientation with your advisor.   

    Please visit the Admissions page for general information.

    Gainful Employment

    The information below is provided as a federal requirement in an effort to help students make informed educational decisions. Specifically, Gainful Employment aims to provide information related to future potential debt burden in comparison to the expected earnings in a chosen program or field.

    Gainful Employment Data

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    Courses

    NumberTitleCrs
    Term 1
    501-104Culture of Healthcare2
    501-107Digital Literacy for Healthcare2
    546-110Natural Wellness Concepts3
    546-112Nutrition for Health and Wellness3
    801-136English Composition 13
    890-101**College 1012
    Total15
     
    Term 2
    546-122Theory and Practice of Fitness3
    546-124Chiropractic Technician3
     - OR - 
    546-126Strength Training and Group Fitness3
    546-128Chiropractic Radiographic Technician3
     - OR - 
    546-130Fitness Testing and Prescription3
    806-189Basic Anatomy3
    546-120Advanced Wellness Concepts3
    Total15
     
    Total Program Credits and Institutional Requirements30

    Institutional Requirements

    ** The credits for 103-159 Computer Literacy-Microsoft Office and 890-101 College 101 are Institutional Requirements for graduation.

    Academic Planner

    Current students, please see your Advisor for your academic planner.

    Transfer Opportunities

    Check out the Credit Transfers page for more information.

    Additional Information

    *Enrollment may limit the campus availability or delivery of certain courses.

    For co-curricular activities and opportunities related to this program/certificate, click here.